Columbia River Fishing

Columbia River Fishing- A guide to news, reports and information for Salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing for the Columbia River

Astoria Sturgeon – We’re Just Getting Started!

4 proud guys with their keeper sturgeon

You may not know it, but we have the largest freshwater fish species in North America right here in Oregon. White Sturgeon, with their rough, scaleless skin and 4 barbels near their snouts, provide some of the best fishing opportunities in the country. We fish for these bottom feeders most of the year, on the […]

Astoria Salmon Fishing – Here’s What’s on Deck

4 Happy Guys with their Salmon

It’s June and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up around here. Salmon fishing on the Oregon Coast is about to take center stage and I’m looking forward to it! Astoria is the place to be if you’re in search of a guided fishing trip or charter for salmon. Astoria Ocean Salmon Fishing The […]

Oregon Fishing: Summer Starts Now

Couple holding a sturgeon before they release it

May and June offer a variety of fishing opportunities. We try to run our guided fishing trips and charters where the fish are and currently that’s Astoria, Portland, and Tillamook. We’re fishing for sturgeon, salmon, steelhead, and bottom fish, which gives lots of options to choose from depending on where you live or are vacationing. Keeper […]

2019 Columbia River Summer Steelhead Season Begins

Limited Out with 2 Columbia River Summer Steelhead each

Columbia River Summer Steelhead Tomorrow, May 16th, we kick off the 2019 Columbia River Summer Steelhead Season. With a daily bag limit of 2 steelhead through June 30th, and 1 steelhead during the month of July, this has become a favorite fishery for many. Fishing the Columbia River below just Portland gives us the opportunity […]

So Many Options: 2019 Astoria Fishing Opportunities

Excited dad and 2 sons

Keeper Sturgeon The shortest fishing season in Oregon, but so worth it. The 2019 Keeper Sturgeon Season opens up on the Columbia River in Astoria next week, on May 13th. If you’re looking to take home a lot of fish, keeper sturgeon average 40-80 lbs each. That’s a work out! We’ll be out fishing each […]

Buoy 10 Fish-Fest 2019

Limited out on salmon at Buoy 10 in Astoria.

While we’ll have to wait a little longer before this is finalized by the individual state commissions, based on past experience, the proposed Buoy 10 Salmon season that the state of Washington released yesterday should be all the information we need to understand our upcoming opportunities on the Lower Columbia River out of Astoria. Anglers will get […]

Portland Springers Are Here!

4 nice Spring Chinook salmon.

The flowering cherry trees that line Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park are in full bloom. To many, that is a sign that spring has come to Portland. The Spring Chinook Salmon, known as Springers, are arriving as well. These local favorites are stunning, in color, texture, and taste. If you’re looking to fire up the […]

2019 Columbia River Keeper Sturgeon

4 proud anglers holding their keeper Columbia River sturgeon

Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife have just announced the dates for keeper sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from May 13th through June 5th, will be open for retention of white sturgeon in the Astoria Estuary. Keeper sturgeon legal catch size is 44-50” measured from the nose of the […]

Snowpack – It’s Good for Springers!

a happy lady holding a spring chinook salmon caught on the willamette river

Friday’s unexpected snow might have caused some issues for local drivers, but it packed snow on the mountain like icing on a cake. Just a month ago the Willamette Basin was at 58% of average snowpack. Thanks to the unusually cold and wet month of February, that number has jumped to 109%! While some may […]

2019 Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Season Set

A lady holding a nice spring chinook

The 2019 Columbia River Spring Chinook season has been set. Beginning March 1, Columbia River Spring Chinook will be open from Warrior Rock, just above the Cowlitz River, upstream to Beacon Rock, just below Bonneville Dam. The season is slated to close for this “Below Bonneville Dam” fishery on April 10. Catch limits are two […]